Novus Leisure has bought Rocket Restaurants from 3Sixty Restaurants for an undisclosed price, in a deal that will be completed on 30 January 2017.

TGI Fridays CEO Karen Forrester, Bill’s CEO Mark Fox and Casual Dining Group non-executive chairman Martin Robinson have been announced as keynote speakers for Casual Dining Show 2017.

The hunt is once again on to find the best burger creations from pubs, bars and casual dining operators, as the National Burger Awards returns for 2017.

News Updates

Loungers nears 100 sites with first opening of 2017

Loungers has opened Renato Lounge in Mere Green, its first opening of 2017, as it sets out to reach 100 sites by April.

Kensington Place brings back Notting Gill Chippy

Notting Hill’s Kensington Place is bringing back Notting Gill Chippy in February with a new menu designed by head chef Ian Waghorn.

Out-of-home foodservice visits to grow in 2017

The British out-of-home foodservice market could grow visits by as much as 0.4% in 2017 to 11.34bn and a further 1.6% in 2018 to 11.52bn.

Bistrot Pierre launches loyalty scheme

French restaurant group Bistrot Pierre has launched a bespoke loyalty app for customers to collect points with purchases and use them to redeem rewards.

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The burger bunch

Grills at the ready – the National Burger Awards is returning to the Islington Metal Works to once again crown the winner of the ultimate burger battle.

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A rather eventful year

Fresh off the plane from seeing the new owners in South Africa, Alasdair Murdoch, CEO of Gourmet Burger Kitchen, talks to Casual Dining Magazine about 2016 and all that came with it.

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